Friday, February 11, 2011

WIRTW #164 (the you give love a bad name edition)

In honor of Valentine’s Day, published the results of its annual office romance survey. The highlights:

  • 59% have participated in an office romance
  • 11% think office romances are never acceptable
  • 20% think any office romance is acceptable
  • 34% think employees of different levels should not engage in office romances
  • 26% have dated a subordinate, while 18% have dated a superior
  • 33% have had a tryst in the office, while only 4% admit to having been caught in the act (those poor 4%)

For more on the risks and dangers of office romances, I recommend Employers: Think Your Competition is Tough? Watch Out for the Valentine’s Day Card (from Daniel Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog) and Do You Love Love Contracts? (from Manpower Employment Blawg).

Here’s the rest of what I read this week:


Social Media & Workplace Technology

Labor Law

HR & Employee Relations

Competition & Trade Secrets

Presented by Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, with offices in Cleveland and Columbus. For more information, contact Jon Hyman, a partner in our Labor & Employment group, at (216) 736-7226 or

Latest Posts